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The San Francisco Public Press is looking for highly motivated interns who wish to gain experience in news reporting, multimedia (including photo/video/design/art/web), communications or business operations. We encourage interested parties to apply for the internship that is most in line with their skills and interests.
The Public Press is a local nonprofit news organization dedicated to enriching the civic life of San Francisco by delivering public-interest journalism to broad and diverse audiences. We publish online and in print with support from foundations and more than 200 dues-paying members, instead of advertising. Currently operated by part-time staff and volunteers, the San Francisco Public Press is not yet in a position to pay its interns. We do offer a modest transportation stipend for local travel.
News interns have previous experience with newspapers, newspaper-style journalism, editorial websites or multimedia presentations, andcan produce clean copy conforming to AP style on deadline. Interns will work on breaking general assignment stories as well as longer-term investigative projects, and we encourage our news interns to pitch stories and participate in our weekly story meetings.
Multimedia/Photo/Video/Design/Art/Web interns produce original images, print design and Web design to complement the editorial operations. Interns will work side-by-side with the news team and participate in weekly story meetings.
Communications interns gain experience with promotion and outreach for a news organization. Should have some familiarity with a variety of social media platforms and tools. as well as communicating with other local media organizations (including local bloggers) to promote Public Press content and expand our reach in the community.
Business and operations interns specialize in the management side of running a nonprofit. Those interested in this internship should possess excellent verbal and written communications skills and have a basic understanding of marketing practices. This internship overlaps with the communications internships insofar as it involves maintaining and growing newsletter and member databases, and creating monthly, weekly and daily opt-in newsletters.
All interns are expected to commit to working with us for a minimum of either:
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but are limited by space in our downtown office and our capacity to provide supervision.
The San Francisco Public Press also welcomes interns and volunteers interested in our community engagement initiative, nonprofit development, marketing and Web production and development. If your experience or interests head in this direction, please send an e-mail specifying your area of interest to internships [AT] sfpublicpress.org or (415) 495-7377.
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The San Francisco Public Press is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We have received funding from national and local foundations and more than 500 individuals.